As many of you know I have two blogs and I’ve had a couple of people ask about the process so I thought this may be beneficial. I do want to write a post on things to consider before making a second blog, and I will have a post on how to delete a blog as well.
If this is your first time making a WordPress blog, I think you just need to go to http://www.wordpress.com and you should have an option to create a blog, which should look like some of the following steps.
But if you were like me and already had a blog, you will need to go to your main side menu. If you have multiple blogs, you will need to click on the Switch Site so you can see both blogs.
You should see underneath your blog name or names (if you have selected Switch Site) the option ADD NEW SITE.
You need to click on this to begin to make your new site.
Now, if you want to connect your own original website (not another WordPress blog) to WordPress you will have to click on Jetpack, but I have no knowledge about that, unfortunately, so if you go that direction, this tutorial may not be as relevant to you.
But for those of you who want to start a new WordPress blog, you will click Start Now.
You will see the following questions
What would you like to name your site? – This will be your blog name, think carefully about it. You can always change your blog name, but if you have been using the free plan your website will remain your original name. For example, my main blog is Inside Cup because AFTER I created my blog, I thought about the name. That’s why my website is still my original name, “nobledevotion”.
What will your site be about? What are the main topics you will be covering or categories? If you know your genre you can write that down. Not everyone will immediately know, and most certainly as a blog and its blogger grow things may change in time.
What’s the primary goal you have for your site? Select the option that fits your goal the best.
This is where you will decide your blog’s name. As you can see below, you can write either your name or words that describe your blog, and then you will get suggestions that show you what is available to choose. I am only focusing on the free options in this post.
Next, you will focus on a plan. Prices are listed and what options go with which plan.
Once you selected your plan…
Options will be listed to continue to further create your blog 🙂
If you want to learn about more options, how to customize your blog, settings, etc check out my blogging tips/resources page here. I cover all customize settings and many things you can do in a (free) WordPress blog. Including websites for editing, pictures, and topics bloggers may want to discuss. 🙂